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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pediatric Cancer Resource Center

Welcome to the online Pediatric Cancer Resource Center provided by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Davis Children's Hospital — an educational and supportive place with helpful information for parents and guardians of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.

The most important messages: You are not alone. Help is available. Our aim is to provide the best available treatment, support and information to you and your child as each of you moves along in this journey.

Over the past 25 years, great progress has been made in the treatment of childhood and adolescent cancers. Survival has increased from 30 percent to 80 percent. There are new and better drugs, treatments and methods to help young patients deal with the side effects of treatment and have a better quality of life. In spite of all this good news, however, cancer is still a serious disease. We hope the information and resources offered on this site will be helpful.

We invite you to explore this site using the links on the right side of this page. Keep checking back – we'll be updating information and adding new features on a regular basis. It is important to know that this Web site was compiled from many well-known organizations that provide information about childhood cancer. These include CureSearchChildren's Oncology Group, National Childhood Cancer Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer SocietyThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our Additional Resources section contains a complete listing of organizations.

GREAT Resources

A few words about our GREAT resources. The acronym, GREAT, stands for "getting regular evaluation and treatment." It was developed and  a copyright obtained by the UC Davis Pediatric Hematology and Oncology team more than 20 years ago.

All parents or guardians of children cared for at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Davis Children's Hospital are given a GREAT Book. This binder is a tool to help organize information as your child is being treated.

Throughout this Web site, as well as in the hospital and clinic, you will find many references to the GREAT Book, GREAT Information and GREAT resources.

For more information

Please call (916) 734-2782 for more information about our Pediatric Oncology Program and services.